Hamilton: Executive Director: City of San
Diego Commission for Arts and Culture
1988, Victoria Hamilton has over 30 years experience as an arts administrator.
In 2004, under her leadership the City adopted a Public Art Masterplan
requiring art in public and private development. She received San Diego
Press Club Headliner of 2000 for Arts Advocacy, 2004 AIA/San Diego
Chapter Community Design Award and Hotel Motel Association 2006
Golden Key Award for Outstanding Contributions. A board member
on national and state arts service organizations, Victoria is past President
of the U. S. Urban Arts Federation and California Assembly of Local
#1 What is your highlight Visual art experience from the last year?
"Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal's performance of Ten Chi. Pina
set her fantastic dance piece on a dark stage swirling with floating
cherry blossoms and anchored by a large sculpted whale. This brilliant
performance blended breathtakingly beautiful dancers, powerful visual
images and eclectic music all lending to an exhilarating, engaging work
of art. "
#2 What is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?
#2 "To enhance the visual arts in San Diego, my roll is to advocate
for public policy and additional resources, which support our cultural
institutions and individual artists. This goal can be reached through
increased City arts funding and implementation of the Public Art Masterplan
to realize art in private development and public capital improvement